“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

The A-4 Skyhawk Pilots

The A-4 Skyhawk Pilots Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. The A-4 Skyhawk Pilots Marker
In Loving Memory Of
The A-4 Skyhawk Pilots
Who made the supreme sacrifice over Vietnam

U.S.S. Intrepid CV-11
LtJG. Edward J. Broms, Jr., VA-66 • CDR. Legrande O. Cole,Jr., VA- 15 •
LCDR. Philip C. Craig, VA-15 • LtJG. Frederick M. Kasch, VSF-3 •
LtJG. Kenneth K. Knabb, VA-106

U.S.S. Ticonderoga CV-14
Capt. Michael J. Estocin, VA-192 • Lt. John V. McCormick, VA-144 • LtJG Jerald L. Pineker, VA-144

U.S.S. Hancock CV-19
CDR. Donald E. Erwin, VA-164 • CDR. Frank C. Greene Jr., VA-212 •
Capt. Roger M. Netherland, VA-94 • CDR. Henry B. Strong, Jr., VA-212

U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard CV-31
Capt. Kenneth R. Cameron, VA-76 • Capt. Frank E. Fullerton, VA-93 •
LtJG. Barry E. Karger, VA-93 • Lt. Le Land C.C. Sage,VA-144 •
Capt. Homer L. Smith, VA-212 • LtJG. Neil B. Taylor, VA-192 • LCDR. John B. Worchester, VA-195

U.S.S. Shangri-La CV-38
JtJ. John B. Golz, VA-172

U.S.S. Oriskany CV-34
LCDR. John F. Barr, VA-164 • LtJG. Ralph C. Bisz, VA-163 • LCDR. Roy H. Bowling, VA-163 •
LCDR. Donald V. Davis,VA-163 • LCDR. James E. Dooley, VA-163 • LCDR Frank C. Elkins, VA-164 •
Lt. Ralph E. Foulks, Jr., VA-163
The A-4 Skyhawk Pilots image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
2. The A-4 Skyhawk Pilots
• CMDR. Richard D. Hartman, VA-164 • Lt. David L. Hodges, VA-164 •
LtJG. Frederic Knapp, VA-164 • LCDR. Jeffrey M. Krommenhock, VA-163 • LCDR. Richard C. Perry, VA-164 •
Capt. Trent R. Powers, VA-164 • Lt. Stanley K. Smiley, VA-23

U.S.S. Midway CV-41
LtJG. Donald H. Brown, VA-23 • LtJG. David M. Christian, VA-23

U.S.S. F.D. Roosevelt CV-42
Capt. Bruce A. Nystrom, VA-172 • LCDR. Claude D. Wilson, Jr., VA-72 • LCDR. Paul L. Worrell, VA-172

U.S.S. Coral Sea CV-43
Lt. Michael J. Allard, VA-153 • LCDR. William T. Arnold, VA-22 • LtJG. Michael S. Confer, VA-23 •
LCDR. William P. Cook, VA-155 • Lt. Edward A. Dickson,VA-155 • LCDR. Frederick J. Fortner, VA-155 •
CDR. Peter J. Mongilardi, Jr., VA-153 • LT. Daniel H. Moran, Jr., VA-23 • Lt. William M. Roark, VA-153 •
Lt. Larry J. Stevens, VA-216 • CDR. Harry E. Thomas, VA-153

U.S.S. Ranger CV-61
Lt. James J. Connell, VA-55 • Capt. Hubert B. Loheed, VA-146 •
CDR. Donald J. Woloszyk, VA-55 • LCDR. Walter S. Wood, VA-55

U.S.S. Independence CV-62
LtJG. Joe R. Mossman, VA-72

U.S.S. Kitty Hawk CV-63
Capt. John Abbott, VA-113 • LDCR. Jerry F. Hogan, VA-112 •
LDCR. Alexander J. Palenscar, III, VA-112 • CDR. Robert
The A-4 Skyhawk image. Click for full size.
3. The A-4 Skyhawk
Notable naval aviators who flew the Skyhawk included Lieutenant Commanders Everett Alvarez Jr. and John McCain, and Commander James Stockdale. On 1 May 1967, an A-4C Skyhawk piloted by Lieutenant Commander Theodore R. Swartz of VA-76 aboard the carrier USS Bon Homme Richard, shot down a Soviet-built MiG-17 with an unguided Zuni rocket as the Skyhawk's only air-to-air victory of the Vietnam war.
Saavedra, VA-144

U.S.S. Constellation CV-64
LCDR. Virgil K. Cameron, VA-155 • LCDR. William F. Coakley, VA-153 •
LCDR. Harry S. Edward,Jr., VA-153 • LDCR. Charles R. Lee, VA-146 • CDR. Charles H. Peters, VA-155 •
CDR. Gene A. Smith, VA-155 • CDR. George H. Wilkins, VA-153

U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65
Lt. Frank R. Compton, VA-94 • LCDR. James S. Graham, VA-113 • LtJG. Donald C. MacLauughlin, VA-76 •
LCDR. Paul W. Paine, VA- CVW-9 • Lt. John D. Prudhomme, VA-76 •
Capt. Peter W. Sherman,VA-56 • LCDR. John M. Tiderman, VA-94

Erected by Gratefully Donated By The Skyhawk Pilots Who Came Back.
Location. 32° 47.493′ N, 79° 54.496′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Patriots Point Road. Touch for map. Aboard the USS Yorktown. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A4C Skyhawk (here, next to this marker); The F-4 Phantom Pilots (a few steps from this marker); F-4J Phantom II (a few steps from this marker); F/A-18A Hornet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); E-1B Tracer (about 400 feet away); Clamagore (SS-343) (about 400 feet away); The A-7E Corsair II (about 500 feet away); SH-3G Sea King (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Also see . . .  The A-4 Skyhawk is a carrier-capable ground-attack aircraft. (Submitted on May 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. Air & SpaceHeroesMilitaryWar, Vietnam
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 4,227 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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